Monthly Archives: April 2012

Okeanos Events in San Francisco this week!

Capacitor and Fort Mason Center present Okeanos, a dance-circus ocean sensory immersion devoted to improving human-ocean relations. Inspired by Bali’s coral reefs and Monterey’s Kelp forest, Okeanos was developed in collaboration with world-renowned marine biologists and oceanographers. This dance/circus performance incorporates choreography, apparatus, and set design by Capacitor Artistic Director Jodi Lomask, along with dance video, underwater cinematography, vocal improvisations, and electonic music punctuated with the voices of Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Tierney Thys. The complete schedule of events, beginning with the Big Blue & TedX San Francisco at Thursday’s Okeanos Premiere and including a panel discussion hosted by National Geographic, “Ocean Explorers” on Saturday featuring a personal appearance by Dr. Earle, is at the following link: OKEANOS. …
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Leatherback Sea Turtles: New California Emblem?

Leatherback sea turtles connect cultures, seas and continents on their epic trans-ocean migrations. For 100 million years they have populated the world’s oceans. Societies around the planet revere them as symbols of good luck, prosperity and fecundity. Yet, these timeless and unique animals are in danger of extinction. Now, a conservation organization called the Turtle Island Restoration Network hopes to make this iconic animal California’s official state marine reptile in a push to raise awareness about the leatherback’s plight. “People protect what they love,” said Chris Pincetich, a marine biologist at Turtle Island’s Sea Turtle Restoration Project. He said he was surprised to find how few Californians know that leatherbacks occupy waters just off their coast. Elevating them to the status of state marine reptile will draw attention to their presence, Pincetich hopes, and raise interest in protecting them.…
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My Secret Life as Plankton

Check out “My secret life as plankton” for a fish-eye look at the unseen life teeming within each drop of the ocean’s water. We spoke with producer and marine biologist Tierney Thys to get an inside perspective on creating the film. What inspired you to make this video? I’ve been in natural history filmmaking for many years and have a deep love and respect for the ocean. I also believe strongly in the power of film to raise awareness and educate. The idea for an ocean series for TED Ed was originally suggested to me by Chris Anderson, curator of TED. We brainstormed on possible topics and it grew out from there. Where did you get the idea to cast a fish as the narrator?…
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Treehugger Names Dr. Earle’s ‘Hope Spots’ ~ Best Ocean Conservation Initiative for 2012

(c) Kip Evans Photography has again chosen to honor Dr. Sylvia Earle, this time with a “Best of Green Award” for her ‘Hope Spots’ initiative.  In 2010, ‘Her Deepness’ received Treehugger’s “Person of the Year” award not only for her lifetime of accomplishments, but specifically for her achievements during 2010, from her work during the Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to her Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos, inspiring individuals globally to take action on behalf of the ocean. Dr. Earle’s Hope Spots are a targeted approach to ocean conservation – a scientifically sound way of bringing attention to crucial areas of our ocean planet. Faced with relentless pressure from overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution, the ocean is increasingly threatened on many fronts.…
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Join Dr. Sylvia Earle on an extraordinary ocean adventure

(c) Kip Evans Photography We invite you to join Dr. Sylvia Earle and Eleanor Phillips of The Nature Conservancy for a Mission Blue™ expedition aboard the M/Y Sirenuse to visit a critical Hope Spot, the Bahamas.Dr. Earle’s foundation, the Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA) launched a global initiative, called Mission Blue in response to Sylvia’s 2009 TED Prize wish, where she urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”An international coalition of partners dedicated to ocean conservation, research, exploration, policy, technology and communication have coalesced around Mission Blue. From time to time, SEA embarks on Mission Blue expeditions to explore and raise awareness around the need to protect Hope Spots.…
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